Seasonal admiration


Originally published in New Jersey Local News Christmastime is here — a time when Christians come together, exchange gifts and spread joy. People from all walks of life participate in this event, if not by the ideology then just by having some good old fun such as, for example, playing Secret Santa with co-workers. Similarly, as a Muslim-American, I think about Jesus more than usual around this...

Worthy of admiration


Originally published in Detroit Free Press Pope Benedict’s resignation came as a shock to the entire world. As a Muslim, I was taken aback when I heard the news. I remember the day that Pope John Paul II left his post to approach the heavens. I shed many tears that day. Now I look on with admiration to see a man resign the authority of the papacy for the betterment of his faith and his...